Complying with regulations for state and federal resources can be challenging, especially as policies change and new rules are introduced. Join veteran industry leaders as they grapple with and untangle some pressing issues, including updated IRS audit guidance and changing requirements in the banking industry, in order to help you effectively structure your deal.
As quality housing’s connection to education, health and employment becomes clearer, funding agencies and developers are under increasing pressure to focus on data and measurable positive outcomes. Learn how quality of life and economic outcomes are measured and how these measurements are used to determine the true value of affordable housing in Illinois communities.
As demand for funding exceeds the resources available, diversified sources of financing are more necessary than ever to create and preserve affordable housing. Listen to representatives from funding agencies and lenders discuss the issues, opportunities and financial combinations that can make or break your next deal.
Valuable lessons can be learned from the City of Chicago as they engage with new and ongoing revitalization strategies. Learn how new ordinances and initiatives, as well as upcoming funding and redevelopment opportunities, will impact affordable housing development and low-income residents.
Back by popular demand! Modeled after the ABC television show, this interactive session will provide insight into the priorities of lenders and investors as two projects in pre-development compete for equity.
“Not in My Back Yard” opposition can derail the development of affordable housing in the early stages. NIMBY in Illinois is expected to grow as incentives for housing in Opportunity Areas continue to influence site and market choices. Join our panel to discuss strategies for gaining acceptance for affordable housing.
Energy costs and sustainable designs are increasing in visibility and importance in Illinois and are impacting the development of affordable housing. Learn how to make projects more viable and extend their longevity with the latest policies, programs and project-specific solutions that have minimal impact on overall costs.
As Illinois continues to pick up the pieces from the foreclosure crisis, vacant properties still impact many areas of the state. Learn about the partnerships, tools and proven strategies for preventing vacancy and blight with examples of how land banks and targeted redevelopment efforts are being used to promote revitalization and add value in Illinois.
The State of Illinois continues to look for innovative solutions in supportive housing improve individual lives via community integration. This panel will explore the latest innovations in the evolving landscape of supportive housing and assisted living, including Illinois’ administration of the Section 811 program, common management issues seen in the administration of Illinois’ Statewide Referral Network, service provision, Managed Care, and rebalancing initiatives to better serve at-risk populations.
The Rental Assistance Demonstration pilot program has been expanded to 180,000 units, opening the door for additional applications to HUD and significant reinvestment in public housing. Hear panelists discuss lessons learned to date from successful RAD conversions, the program’s impact on the demand for limited resources and what the increased cap means for the future of public housing redevelopment in Illinois.
Affordable housing is increasingly asked to support populations and initiatives with complex uses and design that can raise construction costs. Learn from industry experts as they explore the duality of innovation and cost containment and examine strategies for new construction, rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of developments that will serve a variety of populations and needs.